Curry! plus the indispensable goal
My son gave me a book of curry recipes for Christmas--it had been recommended & was on my wish list. I also have a slow-cooker curry book. AND I live within walking distance of both an Indian-Pakistani area & Little Vietnam, both of which have n... Read more
Such a happy New Year's celebration
Happy new year, Sparkfriends!
Yesterday I drove an hour west to the home of my older sister, C, to spend a couple of days. Another sister (M) had come from California to spend some of the holidays with us & yet another sister (E), much youn... Read more
I forgot to say that this past week or so I've been getting to work early, & often leaving late, to get work done on an urgent project--the 6th edition of our Spanish-English dictionary. It's going well & I'm going to make my deadline, yay! But ... Read more
I am STANDING at my new stand-up desk posting on my new computer, in my new office! I am not at all a techie, so it feels magical to me that this afternoon I could just bring this gorgeous machine home from the shop (where the contents of my old... Read more
NOT off to a stellar start, but I will improve!
Even though I have more schedule space than usual, I have LOTS to fill it up with. This weekend, for example: last night I went to Thai dinner & a beautiful beautiful Chicago A Cappella holiday concert with a friend; tonight I'm going to a Colom... Read more
Blessed schedule space
Today--except for a midday very brisk walk around the neighborhood, with four errands done along the way--I kept my nose to the grindstone & got two freelance projects finished. It was enjoyable work--but now it's over, yay! And because I taught... Read more
Be ready for winter ice!
Hey friends, there's a great deal at Revel Sports online, today only! Order any sports equipment & get 25% off using the coupon code "Cyber" (for Cyber Monday) when you're checking out.
I had been thinking about getting a pair of Yaktrax Pr... Read more
Some resolution & some good news
Thanks, friends, for your kind responses to my previous post. I really appreciate your solidarity!
Saturday I had a good long talk with one of the key church folks. We fully agree on the basic thing that needs to be done; the only differenc... Read more
Processing big stuff
My weight/fitness work hasn't been consistent or focused lately. I'm dealing with really hard stuff surrounding the divorce--not just my husband's unjust & unreasonable demands, & the real possibility that a judge may "impartially" but unjustly ... Read more
Happy Move Your Money Day! I applaud the national movement to move personal accounts out of the big banks. Today I read up on a new "green" bank in Chicago called GreenChoice, & I contacted them to start the process of opening checking & savings... Read more
Resolution + crazy shopping/cooking day
So my weight was UP 1.2 lbs today, instead of down the way it's supposed to go during the 5% challenges. Could be partly because last night I attended a wine/cheese reception to raise money for my church's after-school program for neighborhood k... Read more
I like the Spanish verb "estrenar," meaning to wear or use something new. Today I wore my new size-10 dress coat for the first time! It's been very cold & blustery yesterday & today so I needed more protection than my goofy little swing coat pro... Read more
Blood pressure good, TMJ bad, food budget amazing
I went to see my doctor today. I was really pleased with my blood pressure reading: 104/58. Pretty great for a 57-year-old!
But the reason I had to go was that I've been having a flareup of my TMJ issues. Got a mouth guard last fall/winter,... Read more
Two changes + a THANK YOU
1. SP raised my calorie range without asking my permission!
Today, my first day of online food tracking for... Read more
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So sorry, Starfish . . . I'm not carrying my weight.
This week I've faced some extra work challenges & have not managed my time as well as I should. I also had to deal with terrible insomnia twice. So after a glorious weekend with some wonderful long fast walks, I have fallen off the wagon exercis... Read more